Building Your Personal Story

Written by Kim McCloskey

“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, Who are you building out of the story in your head?

3 Storytelling Tips for Teachers

Written by Kim McCloskey

The key to making any lesson go from interesting to memorable is a story. A carefully chosen, well-timed story can help a student understand and remember the lesson, and – more importantly- understand how to apply the lesson to their lives. Researchers have found that a human brain can retain more information if it is given in story form then if it is given through a list. . .

What Storytelling has Taught One Utah Businessman

Kim McCloskey

Paul Stout is a Utah businessman who appreciates the value of a good story. He has been attending the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival with his family since its inception at the Ashton's home in Orem over 20 years ago.

A Writer’s View of the Storytelling Festival

Benjamin Kocher

When I first heard about storytelling, I assumed it was all just glorified children's stories. But the art of storytelling is so much deeper than that.

Tips for the 2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Courtney Burns

The 2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival officially kicks off in just one week and we can’t wait to open the doors on our new site at the Ashton Garden’s at Thanksgiving Point. With a new location comes a variety of new opportunities as well as questions about how things will work. We’ve tried to think through as many things as possible to give you a few tips...

Getting to Know Josh Goforth

Courtney Burns

From his Appalachian Mountain accent to his incredible talents on pretty much all the instruments, Josh Goforth is one of those storytellers you really...

Getting to Know Charlotte Blake Alston

Courtney Burns

One of Timpanogos’ favorite storytellers, Charlotte Blake Alston has a wonderful way of weaving stories that allow...